We launched the weekly Continuity eGUIDE in 2003 with a vision to consolidate and communicate resources for the disciplines of BC, DR, and EM. Since then we have published over 560 editions and now publish on Wednesday twice a month. For more than 16 years we have worked to bring our industry together.
Vol. 576 – How to Respond to Workplace ViolenceAugust 7, 2019
Evidence shows that the way in which a major change or incident is handled is often more important than the incident itself. Boards cannot afford to be complacent. Most research tends to focus on the impact of digital disruption, but organizations need to consider the wider economical, environmental and societal risks and opportunities as part of a long-term adaptive strategy. Sarah Armstrong-Smith explains.
Vol. 575 – How to Contain the Chaos and Empower Your Employees During a CrisisJuly 17, 2019
When dealing with a crisis, a leader’s role is largely to guide others through it. Good leaders understand that everyone responds to crises differently and know they must be prepared for the myriad of ways people may react to them. Bob VandePol shows us how in this insightful article.
Vol. 574 – Designing an Exercise to Prepare for a Cyber AttackJuly 3, 2019
These are an expensive risk on so many levels. Companies spend millions to prevent them but no one talks about how to deal with their impact. Do you want to get your executives ready for such a cyber attack? Then you need to do a cyber exercise. Regina Phelps, one of the eGUIDE’s most popular authors, writes the valuable paper.
Vol. 573 – Challenges Facing Emergency Managers TodayJune 19, 2019
In 2005, Jane Bullock and George Haddow co-authored an article on some specific “critical obstacles” facing emergency managers. 14 years later, they take a second look to see if any have been eliminated and examine what new challenges emergency managers may be facing.
Vol. 572 – NFPA 1600 2019 Edition: A Resource for Every Practitioner’s and Auditor’s ToolboxJune 5, 2019
This standard, the most mature of its kind, defines the inter-connected elements of a preparedness program including program management, risk assessment, business impact analysis, loss prevention/hazard mitigation, emergency management, business continuity, crisis management, and crisis communications. Donald Schmidt explains.
Vol. 571 – Can “Resilience” Survive?May 15, 2019
There is no common definition or shared understanding of the term “resilience.” There are three significant challenges: A clear definition of scope, an accepted set of measures, and a value that is more than the sum of its parts. Can resilience overcome even one, let alone all three, of these challenges? David Lindstedt and Lynn Centonze unpack this question.
Vol. 570 – A Study of Organizational Resilience & BCMMay 1, 2019
Although the term ‘Organizational Resilience’ (OR) has been around for decades, it’s only been the past few years that it really began to become popular within the BCM world. Scott Baldwin writes on his quest to understand what it is and how to integrate BCM into it.
Vol. 569 – A Company Needs More Than a Compliant BCP to Be ResilientApril 17, 2019
It needs the ability to absorb change, the inner strength to deal with adversity and a clear understanding of what is really important. Lyndon Bird explains how ITDR, BC and ERM provide the tools, but the quality of management under pressure is ultimately what makes the real difference.
Vol. 568 – Come to Happy Hour this Friday AfternoonApril 3, 2019
We invite you, our long time readers and industry associates, to come to the HUB, check it out, connect, collaborate, critique, help us test and improve it for 30 days before we PROMOTE to the world in mid-May. We value your input…and the more collaborators the better! Do join with us this Friday. Your input during this Phase 1 launch is more critical than ever.
Vol. 567 – Public Works & Emergency Management – Restoring Life Line ServicesMarch 20, 2019
This presentation helps emergency managers and public works personnel understand the role of public works in response to and recovery from disasters. The most important goal for response and recovery is “to get our citizens back to their normal life,” Philip Mann, director of Public Works in Gainesville, Florida, said.
Vol. 566 – Saving Lives After a Nuclear DetonationMarch 6, 2019
Brooke Buddemeier emphasizes the importance of sheltering after a nuclear detonation and provides tools to help citizens, responders, and city officials get ready. “The most important life-saving decisions are those made in the first few minutes and hours of an event. State and local communities need to be prepared to make them.” Brooke is with the Global Security Directorate of Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Vol. 565 – Triage, Ethics and OperationsFebruary 20, 2019
Dr. Sheri Fink’s PrepTalk details two tragic events that demonstrate the value of situational awareness, the complexities of prioritizing limited resources, and the importance of ensuring systems can effectively support operational decisions. Dr. Fink is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, ” Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital”.